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BJP indulging in malicious propaganda over ‘rath yatra’ clearance in Bengal: TMC

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The Trinamool Congress on Friday accused the BJP of indulging in “malicious propaganda” over denial of permission to carry its ‘rath yatra’ in West Bengal, asserting that the ruling occasion has nothing to do with offering such clearance.

The All India Trinamool Congress stated on Twitter that the state authorities has not denied permission to the BJP’s programme, opposite to the claims of the saffron occasion.

“GoWB has not denied permission to any Yatra, as claimed by @BJP4Bengal. They are indulging in malicious propaganda with neither substance nor fact.

“BJP must show material evidence of GoWB denying permission to their Yatra. This is BJP’s attempt to claim victimhood,” the AITC stated on the microblogging website.

The BJP has determined to take out rath yatras throughout the state in February and March to drum up help for the upcoming meeting polls.

BJP president J P Nadda is scheduled to inaugurate the programme from Nabadwip in Nadia on Saturday.

The TMC stated the BJP had sought permission from the state chief secretary’s workplace which directed the outfit to native authorities.

“A PIL was also filed regarding the same in the High Court & the matter is now sub judice. We thereby clarify that AITC has nothing to do with this issue,” it stated.

A PIL was filed earlier than the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday, praying for its intervention to stop the BJP’s deliberate ‘rath yatra’ throughout the state, claiming that it could influence the COVID-19 state of affairs and legislation and order within the state.

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh had on Thursday stated the rath yatra was a part of the occasion’s outreach programme forward of the polls and alleged that the TMC was making an attempt to create obstacles however won’t succeed.

Ghosh additionally stated the occasion will go as per legislation. Earlier, in 2018, the BJP had deliberate rath yatras throughout the state, however the programme was known as off on the final second because the state authorities refused to provide permission.


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